The country is starving for unity and positivity right now and two black women eating a meal at at Tennessee Cracker Barrel just helped provide it.
Jody McDowell is a white deputy in Tennessee and posted on his Facebook page a handwritten note that touched his heart.
The note read: “BLM… But so does yours! Thank you for your service. Breakfast paid.”
McDowell took to Facebook to share the post and goodwill he experienced with the rest of us, and it’s resonating. “I want to thank the two sweet black ladies who paid for my breakfast this morning. While waiting for a transport to be completed, I decided to have breakfast at a Cracker Barrel near the Nashville airport. I received this note from them.”
According to local news reports, McDowell is a five-year veteran with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office:
McDowell said two African American women who were sitting in the dining area got up to leave, but wanted to stop over at his table and thanked him for his service before they headed back to Baltimore.
McDowell doesn’t know the women’s names, but told them he appreciated the kind gesture.
Amid the unrest across the country, the note made an impression on McDowell.
McDowell is a five-year veteran with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office and worked for Portland for 11 years.
Pray for more acts of kindness such as this to help heal us in this divided time!